I was honored to be featured in Healthy Directions magazine with my patient Gail Zapata, who lost 120 pounds after bariatric surgery and reduced her clothing size from a 22 to a size 10. See videos of her inspiring story here.
Genetically, Gail and her husband’s family struggled with obesity for several generations. But after her husband and uncle had with their own gastric sleeve weight loss surgery operations, she observed their successes and was ready to move forward with her own surgical weight loss solution. All these family members were my patients and I can attest they were model patients!
Unexpectedly, I found myself treating a fourth Zapata family member last year when I performed an emergency appendectomy on Gail’s 10-year-old daughter.
Imagine my delight when Gail said she considered me “family” in the article.
Now that’s why I love being a surgeon!
About Dr. Seun Sowemimo, MD, FACS
“Dr. Seun” is a top NJ bariatric surgeon and the medical director at Prime Surgicare, with offices in Freehold serving Monmouth and Ocean counties. He is board-certified, Columbia and Yale University fellowship-trained advanced laparoscopic, bariatric and general surgeon. He has advanced expertise performing the safest, most advanced laparoscopic and general surgical operations. To learn more, visit his YouTube channel or call Prime Surgicare at (732) -982-2002